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Director Paul Schrader Tests His Faith In 'First Reformed'

6 hours 21 min ago

First Reformed, which Schrader wrote and directed, is up for an Oscar for best screenplay. It tells the story of a divorced minister experiencing a crisis of faith. Originally broadcast June 12, 2018.

26 Years Later, 'Lorena' Revisits The Bobbitt Saga — And The Media Reaction

9 hours 37 min ago

In 1993, Lorena Bobbitt made national headlines when she severed her husband's penis and threw it out a car window. A new documentary looks at the gender politics of the reactions to the incident.

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Meet The Expert: Esther Perel

9 hours 41 min ago

Couples therapist Esther Perel leads host Ophira Eisenberg and musician Jonathan Coulton in a guessing game of relationship statistics.

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Michael Ian Black Is Back, All Right!

9 hours 41 min ago

Comedian and author Michael Ian Black reflects on starting the very first "Twitter war," redefining masculinity, and his podcast inspired by the Thomas Hardy novel, Jude The Obscure.

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Tony Salvador: How Does Bias Affect How We Listen?

11 hours 31 min ago

Experimental psychologist Tony Salvador says we often hear only what we want to hear. He asks us to move beyond selective listening and be open to hearing all ideas — even ones we don't agree with.

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Andreas Ekström: Can We Solve For Bias In Tech?

11 hours 31 min ago

We think of search engines as unbiased sources of information. But they're not — and they can be manipulated. Andreas Ekström asks: who should hold the burden of addressing bias in search engines?

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J. Marshall Shepherd: How Does Bias Shape Our Perceptions About Science?

11 hours 31 min ago

Why do many people dismiss issues like climate change, despite strong scientific evidence? Climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd examines how different forms of bias shape how we perceive science.

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Yassmin Abdel-Magied: Is It Possible To Unravel Unconscious Bias?

11 hours 31 min ago

Yassmin Abdel-Magied says people often make assumptions about her because she wears a hijab. She challenges people to recognize this as an unconscious bias—and learn to look a little deeper.

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Feb. 15: Singles Awareness Day

15 hours 52 min ago

Feb. 15 is being called Singles Awareness Day, a holiday for those who are not involved in a romantic relationship to complement Valentine's Day.

Who Was The 'Lady In White'? Titian Painted A Mystery Masterpiece

15 hours 52 min ago

The elegant woman — wearing pearls, a long dress, and a slight smile — has captivated historians and art lovers for centuries. Was she a daughter? A wife? A lover? No one knows for sure.

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Academy Defends Decision Not To Present 4 Awards Live

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:10pm

Some Hollywood luminaries have criticized truncating the broadcast of awards for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling. Some parts will be shown later.

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McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:03pm

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that top Justice Dept. officials discussed invoking the 25th Amendment. But his new book is about far more than that.

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Teenage Wasteland: 'Alita: Battle Angel' Doesn't Quite Earn Its Wings

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:01pm

Despite a surfeit of impressive talent behind and before the camera, and solid set-pieces, Robert Rodriguez's adaptation of a popular manga about a deadly teenage-ish robot feels thin, and dated.

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More 2019 Short Film Oscar Nominees, Reviewed: Live-Action And Documentary

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:01pm

Critic Andrew Lapin reviews the 10 short films nominated in the live-action and documentary categories this year, and offers his picks for both what will — and what should -- win.

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In A 'Hotel By The River,' Guests Contemplate Love, Death And Art

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:00pm

The latest from South Korean director Hong Sang-soo explores his usual theme of existential regret. The film's complex structure leads its characters to simple, if revealing, insights.

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BBC's 'Dynasties' Captures The Complicated Social Lives Of 5 Different Species

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:42am

Executive producer Michael Gunton says following lions, chimps, tigers, painted wolves and emperor penguins for two years allowed filmmakers to capture the unique social dynamics of these animals.

In His Return To Stand-Up, Ken Jeong Tells His Wife 'You Complete Me'

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 9:18am

The doctor-turned-actor released a new comedy special on Valentine's Day. It's dedicated to the woman whose sense of humor, especially while facing aggressive breast cancer, made his career possible.

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'The Source Of Self-Regard' Speaks To Today's Social And Political Moment

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 8:55am

Though the essays, speeches, and meditations in Toni Morrison's new nonfiction collection were written over the course of four decades, virtually every entry feels strikingly relevant now.

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'Spring Awakening' Themes Resonate With Students After Parkland Tragedy

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 6:26am

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., some of the students participated in the musical Spring Awakening. Christine Barclay directed it.

Love Is _____? More Than 2,000 Entries Filled In The Blank

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 4:02am

What is love? Rachel Martin talks to poet Kwame Alexander, whose latest community poem on this Valentine's Day is inspired by kids' definitions of love.

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